NICANOR STILL POINTING FOR VIRGINIA DERBY

Nicanor, the 3-year-old full brother to Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, continued to work toward his next start when he breezed five furlongs in 1:01 at Fair Hill Training Center July 7. The time was co-fastest of the day among five working that distance on the fast main track.

Trainer Michael Matz said the son of Dynaformer out of La Ville Rouge continues to progress toward his next outing, likely to be the $750,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) July 18 at Colonial Downs. Nicanor broke his maiden on turf in his fourth career start and has added a turf allowance victory since.